Pressures of Turning 30

In less than a month I turn 30. It feels almost fake saying it out loud, because of how quickly my twenties flew by. Entering my twenties I felt a lot of pressure to figure things all out. It felt like a decade of self discovery – Where do I want to work? Who do I want to be within the real-world? Who do I…

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Living Room Refresh With Lulu & Georgia

After living here for almost two years, I kept feeling like the living room needed a change (this is how it looked before). I love our coffee table and knew that it was here to stay, but I still wasn’t sold on the rug or the accessories in the room. Our side table and lamp were from our last apartment, and I knew they needed to be…

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Hudson’s 7 Month Update + Unpublished Photos

I know I say this every month, but this month was my favorite month with my baby! He’s turning into such a little person, and he’s sharp as a tack. I also was able to spend every day with him this month since leaving my job, which is incredible. I will never ever forget this time with him. Thank you all so much for pushing…

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7 Tips To Prepare for a Roadtrip + A VIDEO!

As you guys who have followed along for a while may know, we’re huge roadtrippers. Since Matt and I met, we’ve been on more roadtrips than we can remember (here’s one of my faves!) I’m excited to share 7 tips to prepare for a roadtrip that we swear by! 1. Stay organized – We make sure everything we’re bringing with is stored in an organized fashion,…

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Condo Woes: Why We Still Dream of a Home

I live in a condo. I also work, cook, parent, clean and take care of the laundry in said condo. My apartment is probably maximum 1100 square feet, which in NY standards is HUGE, and I love the cozy feeling of it. But, some days it does feel like we’re bursting at the seams. I am sure all of you out there who live without…

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Easy Summer Updo Tutorial

easy summer updo tutorial

This is one of my go-to hairstyles, especially in the Summer, so I figured I would share this easy summer updo tutorial with you guys! It takes literally seconds, and looks so adorable all day (Here’s another fun hair tutorial I shared recently)! Make sure to subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel for more videos coming soon!  …

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How Buying A Home Changes You: Parentomorphosis + A VIDEO!

Matt and I bought this apartment almost 2 years ago, and since buying a home we turned from messy tenants into two people who treat home like it’s a prized possession (because let’s be honest, it is!) Growing up, I had clothes all over the place, sand in my bed from the beach and I did my laundry once a month, if that. But, like most…

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9 Things New Moms Shouldn’t Be Ashamed Of

This post is sponsored by Vagisil® & SheKnows Media. Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of attending a panel called “Wine & Gyn” in NYC. Tbh, an event like this would have never made me excited before having Hudson, but now after having gone through childbirth, I absolutely love to hear other women candidly speak about their own experiences in a judgement-free room. It was…

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Easy Crown Braid Hair Tutorial

One of the biggest requests that you’ve all sent my way is a video of the easy crown braid hair tutorial I am always buzzing about! This is my go-to hairstyle, and you’ve seen it tons of times on this blog (here, here and here to name a few!) It’s perfect for dirty hair, and I usually use this hairstyle on vacation, or if I…

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1 Must-Have When Roadtripping With A Baby

We’re quickly becoming pretty good at roadtripping with a baby, and bringing the car on trips makes bringing baby gear much easier! We were excited to test out the CYBEX Cloud Q carseat in this beautiful Autumn Gold color that I’ve chosen as “Hudson’s color” since he was born. I always see the Cloud Q out and about, and they look so sleek! There’s a few really…

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Mornings Like These

* This post was sponsored by Macy’s but all opinions are my own! So many mornings, I instantly jump up to check e-mails or start crossing off items on my to-do list, and it feels so good to take a morning like this once in a while to eat some fruit in bed, enjoy my coffee and lounge around in these insanely cozy joggers from Macy’s…

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My 1st Mother’s Day

My first Mother’s Day was a day of few pictures, but here’s the only ones we snapped! I woke up to Matt making me breakfast (a yogurt parfait) and Hudson’s cute smile! We fed him pineapple for the first time and then I played with him until he took a full two hour nap (usually he only naps for an hour in the morning!) While he…

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A Note To My Mom on Mother’s Day / The Gift of Chocolate!

This year, after becoming a mom, I can truly connect with and understand my own mom, and all of the sacrifices she made for me. She always used to say “You’ll understand when you become a mom,” and those words COULD NOT BE MORE TRUE.   So this Mother’s Day, Hudson and I are sending over an “e-card” via this blog post, filled with merci…

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Hudson’s 6 Month Update + Unpublished Pictures!

This month was the hardest month yet, because I felt like I had no time with Hudson. But it was also incredible, because Hudson had so many firsts! BABY UPDATE:  Hudson started to [easily] roll front to back, sit up on his own, say “bababa” and “dadada,” laugh even louder, grunt and just become waaay more of a human being! Sometimes, he just laughs at…

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Our Kitchen Refresh With West Elm

As most of you know, we renovated our kitchen last year. It looked 100% better, but I was super pregnant, and didn’t have much time to put those finishing touches on things. I always felt like the kitchen was plain, but between having Hudson and figuring out life as a new mom, I didn’t put much time or energy toward it. When West Elm mentioned…

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10 Things I Miss About Life Before Being a Mom

There’s some things women generally don’t talk about after becoming a mom – the gory details of their deliveries (it’s all rainbows and babies, right?), the changes in their sexuality and their marriage, but most of all they don’t really ever share the negatives and the setbacks in becoming a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I love Hudson with my whole heart, and would much…

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Hudson’s 5 Month Update + Unpublished Photos!

I was dreading this month (as you read in this post) but it inevitably came, and now I am here learning how to be a new kind of mom – a working mom. I am still trying to figure out how to juggle it all, mostly by sneaking in work when Hudson is sleeping at night so I can not stress in the mornings or…

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The day I returned to work after maternity leave was one of the worst days of my life.

This is the first picture ever taken of Hudson and I I’ve been trying to write this post all week, just knowing that it will bring up all of the tears and the messy emotions that I am feeling about returning to work after maternity leave. But I knew I had to write it, because there’s too many moms or soon-to-be moms out there who…

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Tips For Flying/ Traveling With A Baby

A bunch of you asked for tips on how we traveled with Hudson while he’s only 4.5 months old! To be honest, it is much easier than I expected. I was super nervous about how he would be on the plane, and also a bit anxious about having so much extra stuff, but it all worked out. Here’s a few tips, and a list of…

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My 3 Favorite Baby Carriers + A VIDEO!

THE SOLLY BABY WRAP ^^: pros: – I felt extremely comfortable and secure carrying Hudson around in this when he was a newborn, because it has incredible head support – He won’t outgrow it for a while – It never hurts my back / good back support – Stylish!! – Easy to toss into a bag or the stroller basket because of how light it…

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